The Weekly News - April 18, 2018

Greetings!

  • Natural Playground Dedication and Blessing
  • Notes from the Search Committee
  • St. Christopher's Strawberry Fest
  • First Quarter Giving Statements
  • Church Office News
  • Dates for Your Calendar
Natural Playground Dedication and Blessing
Sunday, April 22, 11:30 a.m.

Please join us at the playground immediately after the 10:00 a.m. service for the ribbon-cutting, a brief program, and coffee hour. Those who want may stay and enjoy using some of the wonderful features of our playground and outdoor classroom. Please plan to dress comfortably.
Notes From the Search Committee

The Day of Discovery, held in January 2018, was a wonderful, rich day of information gathering for the Search Committee. We had very good participation from a wide cross section of our church. Feedback and information also came in via email and personal communication. Among the topics discussed was "Things We Value about St. Christopher’s." Popular recurring themes included our worship, outreach activities, music programs, pastoral and lay leadership, and sense of community. The latter includes our willing responsiveness to any need and our inclusiveness. Please watch for future updates in The Weekly News and the Sunday bulletin. 
 
If you have questions, please direct them to our Search Committee Chair, Drew Bender: dbenderest1869@gmail.com
St. Christopher's Annual Strawberry Fest
Volunteer Now for the Shift of Your Choice

The 13th Annual Strawberry Fest will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 12 Noon to 8:00 p.m. Our event will be held in the PNC Bank parking lot at the corner of Rangeline Road and Main Street. It will coincide with the Gallery Walk in the Carmel Arts and Design District.

You might be asking why we are promoting the Strawberry Festival now when it's more than a month away. We need to know by Memorial Day that we have sufficient volunteers in place to fill all our shifts. If you can staff a sign-up table, bake, serve ice cream, cut shortcakes, take tickets, or clean tables, please consider volunteering for a couple of hours to help make our annual community outreach event a success.

Sign up for a particular role and shift using the button below for Signup Genius or stop by the Strawberry Fest table this Sunday.
First Quarter Giving Statements

Quarterly Statements are ready to be viewed. To access your statement online, please click the Member Login link below. Once logged in, click "My Giving History" to access your quarterly statement. If you need assistance accessing your online statement, please contact Cindy Short, Financial Assistant:

cshort@stchriscarmel.org or 317-846-8716, x16
Church Office News

Anita will be out of the office on vacation April 20-23. Mother Jenny and Father Stephen will be at the Diocesan Clergy Conference April 23-25.
Important Dates for Your Calendar

The  Save the Date page  of St. Christopher's website is updated weekly. Check this resource for new information. You also may want to review the insert in the Sunday bulletin, as it provides the schedule for the coming week. 

April 23 - 25 | Diocesan Clergy Conference
April 25, 11:30 a.m. | Young at Heart Luncheon
May 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon | St. Christopher's Crops Garden Preparation
May 6, 11:30 a.m. | Farewell for Mother Jenny
May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon | Rain Day for St. Christopher's Crops Garden
June 2, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Pack the Cruiser (a food drive at Kroger's)
June 3 | Summer Lunch Program Begins
July 16 - 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Vacation Bible School

Church office hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The deadline for announcements, news, and articles for  The Weekly News  is Monday Noon each week. Email announcements to the church office at  awalker@stchriscarmel.org with a copy to carolyncparrott@gmail.com